Science Rising is a nationwide mobilization effort taking place throughout 2018 in the run-up to the midterm elections. It is not a one-day march—it is a series of local activities, events, and actions organized by many different groups.

Our shared goal is to ensure that science is front-and-center in the decision-making processes that affect us all—and to fight back against efforts that sideline science from its crucial role in our democracy.

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Virginia Student Democracy Summit

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

2017 saw record youth turnout in the state of Virginia, doubling from 2009 levels. However, youth turnout hit a decades low during the last midterms. Join students, administrators, and faculty from colleges and universities across Virginia for a day dedicated to revitalizing democracy.

Please join the Campus Vote Project, Virginia21, Piedmont Virginia Community College and our host James Madison University on September 14, 2018 to hear from your peer institutions as well as visiting experts about how to engage students in voter-friendly practices.

The event is open to students, faculty, and administrators, and will provide substantive material to help institutionalize democratic engagement efforts on your campus.

The Summit is free to attend. Space is limited so REGISTER TODAY.


September 14
9:30 am - 5:30 pm


James Madison University
800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807 United States
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